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Ritchie Blackmore has also resumed some very light touring with two shows in Pennsylvania. Here is some amusing anecdotage as told on May 19, 2022, in Harrisburg, followed by an old Purple classic Soldier of Fortune

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And that’s how they started Deep Purple

Guitar.com has more Blackmore quotes from his Sirius XM broadcast in April. On the nascient band that Chris Curtis was trying to form in early 1968: I was living in Hamburg and I got a telegram from Chris Curtis saying ‘Come on over, I need you. We’re making a band’. headed over to England. I […]

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He set the world on fire

Ritchie Blackmore was a guest host on SiriusXM’s Guitar Greats show last month (April 12) where he discussed some of his biggest guitar inspirations, and Jimi Hendrix in particular: When [Hendrix] came to England, Jeff Beck came up to me and said ‘Ritchie, we’ve got to do something about this guy’,” Blackmore said. “And I […]

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Learn to walk before running

Guitar Player presents these bits of wisdom from Steve Morse. In the early ’80s, during his Dixie Dregs years, the Deep Purple guitarist shared some fantastic tips that many electric guitar and acoustic guitar players will no doubt still find useful. We’ve had a rummage through the Guitar Player vault to bring you five of […]

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Drumming is mathematics

Paicey is pitching a new original track my Yoyoka (watch inside)

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Deep Purple is apolitical, but…

The band has just released the following statement: As a rule, Deep Purple is apolitical, but on this occasion… Words of Roger Glover: ‘Like many performers, we have occasionally performed private concerts for fans in various countries. We are an apolitical band and in no way, was our intention ever political. It was music. These […]

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Voice that shone through

Paicey remembers Gary Brooker, who passed away on February 19, 2022, at the age of 76.

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It’s a moving silhouette

In this new installment of the Drumtribe, Paicey provides us with the fascinating look behind the scenes of how the sausage is made. Here is a video of pre-production rehearsal for the Bodyline from Now What?!

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How the drummer does it

Paicey talks how he got back in shape for recording of Turning to Crime after the somewhat forced pandemic hiatus, and shares his practice footage.

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It all started in his mum and dad’s kitchen

Glenn Hughes comments on 9 of his favourite songs for a feature in Louder Sound: Trapeze – Medusa I distinctly remember writing this song in my mother and father’s kitchen. Little did I know what an amazing impact it would have on my life as well as the lives of many others around the globe. […]

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